Chris-Craft invited us to the unveiling of the all new Launch 36 at a press conference at the Miami International Boat Show at 2:00 pm on Thursday, February 13th. The Launch 36 was not only the newest and largest addition to the Launch line-up for Chris-Craft, but Chairman Stephen Julius and President Steve Heese spoke to how this boat is a new concept for the brand.
The Launch 36 is primarily a large day boat, with overnight facilities, designed for having fun on the water, with a range of toys and water sports for family and friends. The new model is designed with a full walk around deck to access the forward seating and a full sized bow sun bed. As you make your way to the aft cockpit, owners can enjoy a full open air galley, and large U-shaped seat, with a large retractable table that easily converts to a second, large aft sun bed. Below deck, there are berths for five people, a full sized head and a separate shower.
The new model is equipped with built-in storage for a variety of sports equipment such as snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, fishing, bicycling, wakeboarding, and tubing.
"This is the boat I have always wanted to build for my family. People have lost sight of what it means to play on the water and this boat is really a toy boat for all" commented Stephen Julius, Chairman of Chris-Craft Corporation.
Take a video tour of the Chris-Craft Launch 36...
As the result of some scheduling issues, career commitments and just bad timing, our sojourn to Holland became a guys only trip. Here is what we would tell our wives that they missed by not joining us on our Le Boat trip in Holland.
Roster for the trip:
* Captain John Armstrong on the wheel * First Mate Robin Ball, navigator, tactician and sous chef * Deck Crew Greg Nicoll, lines and bollards, plus some cooking and storytelling...
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The Azimut 55 S offers the discriminating buyer a unique combination of Italian style and design innovation.
The express cruiser style in this boat is refined in a number of interesting and unique ways. The distinctive bow styling serves an important purpose as does the attractive transom treatment while the rest of the yacht in between is an outstanding expression of the contemporary express cruiser style.
Our guide through the boat was Derek Mader, President of Executive Yacht in Toronto and our Azimut 55 S was, at that time, the only 2016 model available in Canada. Derek had ordered the boat in because he believed it had some unique features and indeed, it's unexpected to find a 55 foot express cruiser that includes both a private crew cabin and an enclosed dinghy garage.
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As summer becomes a distant memory, see if you can close your eyes and recall those glorious days when you spent more than one lazy day hanging around the general store at the cottage. Not only was it a great place to purchase some penny candy, but also the place where you could eavesdrop on conversations that your parents said you should know nothing about. It’s where countless members of small communities seemed to blend seamlessly when they sailed, laughed, danced, swam, had ice creams, paddled, and shared cherished memories in a casual, summer atmosphere. C and Stony Lake Yacht Club comprise this community which has existed for some eight generations on Juniper Island in the ‘Jewel of the Kawarthas’. Many say that if Stony Lake is a community then Juniper is its hub. In the late 40s, Swatty Wotherspoon came to the lake and has been returning ever since. For him, life-lasting friendships were made where he vividly remembers square dances at the Pavillion, which became a very important place for his family growing up. He still treasures the spoons he won in the races sailing with everyone out of the yacht club.
Read more: Stony Lake Yacht Club...